By Edward Dominiak member of the Niagara Frontier chapter 

The Niagara Frontier Chapter held their first annual Outboard swap meet and show.
As with most organizations , we strive to come up with new ideas to both keep our present membership involved and entertained but most importantly to attract new members. It takes communication and planning to set up any event and sometimes when dealing with the interested parties in Old Boats and motors, there is a lot of “phone time” as opposed to email or texting! I am sure this is true with most of the Classic Hobbies of our times.

As an initial event it was well attended. One of the features we included was a class on judging for boat shows. Ewe were fortunate to have Mick Griffin and Tom Greenauer that are current Judges give a walk around presentation of how and what to look for. Studying the workmanship of the past is an important part of being able to notice even the smallest feature that will add or deduct points. We hope to have peaked the interest of a few of those in attendance. Our organization needs new judges! As we do graduate into more use of the social medias, we look to see what other chapters are doing to keep the hobby thriving and growing and hope to contribute as well.

Along with the Outboard Motor Club of Rochester NY, we also enjoyed a visit from our Northern neighbors.
Chute Marine of Niagara Falls NY brought interesting displays as part of the event.
Jimm Barrett, the event organizer is shown manning the taps of our very own craft beer-Outboard Ale. Light and Dark, it helps to keep those "impellers pumping smoothly".
The motors for sale were a hit and endured close inspections.
Well, do we have to say that the show was well attended by enthusiasts? The picture says it all.
Our board members, EdBobowicz and Margie Marasco welcomed all to the meet that was held at the Buffalo Maritime Center.

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